3rd-8th Grade Students & Parents

General Information for Parents

SWE Outreach events are designed to inspire K-12 students to go into the field of engineering and help them establish goals for their future.  These events have been leaving a positive impression on students in the area for years.  Through SWE Outreach, K-12 Students have several opportunities to participate in worthwhile and fun events related to engineering.  Sign-up information can be found on each event’s website, which can all be located below.


Role Models Matter


SWE Outreach volunteers are trained using the Techbridge Role Models Matter materials. They learn about why outreach is important, how to be an effective role model, and how to address common misconceptions about engineering.


Elementary School

4th Grade Days


Offered in winter quarter, 4th grade students participate in engineering labs and learn about the different types of engineering.  Each lab is run at the participating elementary schools.

Girl Scout Day


Girl Scout Day is a bi-annual event, every fall and spring, where the girls spend the day learning about engineering through fun hands on labs. The fall event is directed towards Brownie troops (2nd & 3rd graders) and the spring event is directed towards Junior level scouts (4th & 5th graders).

Middle School

Building an Engineer Day


Cal Poly hosts middle school students as they participate in a series of engineering activities and labs from the various engineering clubs on campus.  It is offered in both fall and spring quarters.

FIRST Lego League Robotics


Students ages 9 to 14 team up and program an autonomous robot.  This activity helps teach participants better problem solving skills and is offered in the fall.